How to Install XAMPP on Windows 10

Hello! Today we are going to know how you can install XAMPP on Windows PC. XAMPP is a free open source software that provides an easy way for web designers and developers to install the necessary components to run PHP based software like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and others on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

If you’re a person trying to get into blogging, XAMPP will save you time and frustration having to manually install and configure Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl on your computer to create a test environment. In this guide, you’ll learn the step-by-step instructions to install XAMPP on your computer running Windows 10.

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XAMPP = Cross Platform + Apache + MariaDB + PHP + Perl

XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Navigate XAMPP Website

Apache Friends XAMPP Official Website

Download XAMPP from Official Website.

Download XAMPP for Windows

Click on the XAMPP for Windows button to download the latest installer file. Click XAMPP for Windows. It’s a grey button near the bottom of the page. Depending on your browser, you may first have to select a save location or verify the download.

Opening XAMPP installer

Double-click the downloaded file. This file should be named something like xampp-win32-installer, and you’ll find it in the default downloads location (e.g., the “Downloads” folder or the desktop).

Installing XAMPP

Install XAMPP on Windows

Click Yes when prompted. This will open the XAMPP setup window. You may have to click OK on a warning if you have User Account Control (UAC) activated on your computer. Click Next. It’s at the bottom of the setup window.

Selecting Required Components

Selecting Required XAMPP Components

Review the list of XAMPP attributes on the left side of the window; if you see an attribute that you don’t want to install as part of XAMPP, uncheck its box. By default, all attributes are included in your XAMPP installation.
Click Next. Uncheck the Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP and click Next.

Choosing Installation Path

Choosing XAMPP installation Path

Select an installation location. Click the folder-shaped icon to the right of the current installation destination, then click a folder on your computer. If you have the UAC activated on your computer, avoid installing XAMPP in your hard drive’s folder (e.g., OS (C:)). You can select a folder (e.g., Desktop) and then click Make New Folder to create a new folder and select it as the installation destination.
During the installation, Windows will prompt you to allow certain services to communicate through the firewall. Click Allow access through the firewall for private.

Installation Completed

XAMPP installation completed

Click Finish to complete the installation and to start using XAMPP Control Panel.

Launching XAMPP Control Panel

xampp control panel windows 10

Choose your language (English or German), and click Save to complete and open XAMPP Control Panel.


This is how we install XAMPP in Windows 10. If you have followed all the way to here then XAMPP must be successfully installed in your Windows.

If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback please write them in the comment box below so that we can improve or update our contents. Thank you! Enjoy

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2 thoughts on “How to Install XAMPP on Windows 10”

  1. yeah but how do you open the stupid thing. worthless junk doesn’t have an obvious “start this program” thing. Nor is it in my list of programs just a folder in the C drive. Unbelievable


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